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Low-risk breast cancer sufferers to be among fist to trial new radiation treatment


Victorian breast cancer sufferers will be among the first to participate in an international trial that could revolutionise cancer treatment.

The trial will see breast cancer sufferers under radiation at the time of surgery, so it’s delivered to a more targeted area and spares the organs and tissue from exposure.

This single one minute dose of radiation will replace between three to five weeks of daily treatment.

Victorian women with early, low-risk breast cancer will become among the first in the world to have access to the therapy, which is being delivered through a partnership between Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre’s Moorabbin Campus and Monash Health.

More than 1000 women around the world will get involved in the trial and then monitored for ten years.

Written by Ashleigh Gardner